I hope publishers in the five test countries—Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria—are seeing this. The “Reading Here, There, and Everywhere” award is nowhere near as large as the 1 million dirham Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature, but this prize includes a regional publicity campaign.

The deadline is October 15, 2010 and the winner will be announced by December 15. More about the award on Read Kutub Kids>>.